Frozen Treats

Our daughter enjoys an ice-cream!

Our daughter enjoys an ice-cream!

  • Ice-cream – If you’ve got ice-cream in you freezer, you have so many more possibilities for dessert: knickerbocker glories, mini baked alaskas, microwave sponge cakes, even as an accompaniment to something like a frozen apple pie. Mini stick ice-creams also go down well.
  • Home-made meals – I rarely cook a meal that only serves 2-3 people. The only time is if I’m cooking something new and I want to try it out. I tend to multiply recipes up and batch cook a lot of portions, put them in individual portions and then freeze them. You can buy individual, recyclable foil dishes from most ‘pound shops’. The advantage with these over plastic ones is that they can defrost overnight and then go straight in the oven (less washing up!). They also are a uniform size so will stack together better in the freezer. If you do this (and cook a batch of something different each week/ fortnight) you can build up a stock of different meals. This way you eat delicious home-cooked food every night of the week, but only actually cook from scratch on 3 or 4 nights.
  • Pizzas – Buy Margaritas (they’ll be cheaper) and add your own toppings. Beware of overloading the pizzas with toppings as they can lose their crispiness if you put too many on.
  • Cakes and bakes – such as Angel Cake and Malt loaf can freeze well. See the packet for details.
  • Homemade soup – for when you need a winter warmer! Recipes coming up in the autumn

 

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